136 Microbiology

Microbiology with Lab: This document maps OER (curated by librarians and vetted for content and alignment by subject matter experts) to specific outcomes/competencies or items for this course (BIO 204, Colorado).
Last update: Apr 16/24


This is a Canadian created resourceMicrobiology (CC BY-NC)

These slides and other images from Joe Rubin (TheRubinLab) can be found in Flickr. Click on each image for a label and description of the image or slide.


Fundamentals of Microbiology Lab Manual (CC BY)

This lab manual for Fundamentals of Microbiology was developed to supplement OpenStax Microbiology at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. Topics include smear preparation, simple, gram, acid, and endospore staining, environmental effects on bacterial growth, and bacterial isolation from a mixed culture.

Microbiology Laboratory Manual (CC BY)

This course for community college students was designed to be taught as a face to face course that meets twice per week over an 11 week term at Columbia Gorge Community College. This course covers several key methods in a Microbiology Laboratory course.

Supplemental Materials

Introductory Medical Microbiology Ancillary Materials (CC BY)

This set of lecture materials, laboratory notes, and activities are ancillary materials created for use with OpenStax Microbiology. Topics covered include the cell, prokaryotes, eukaryotes, acellular pathogens, microbial metabolism, microbial growth, biochemistry of the bacterial genome, microbial genetics, microbial growth, antimicrobial drugs, pathogenicity, epidemiology, and the immune system.


Introduction to Food Microbiology [PDF] This is a British Columbia created resource.(CC BY-ND)

The high-level objective of the Introduction to Food Microbiology open textbook is to increase awareness and knowledge of food safety and safe food handling procedures as they relate to the principles of food microbiology. Created by the FOODSAFE Secretariat, the Introduction to Food Microbiology open textbook content emphasizes food safety awareness practices as found within the food service industry, to make it as practical and relevant for learners as possible.

Microbiology for Allied Health Students (CC BY)

Microbiology for Allied Health Students is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements for the single semester Microbiology course for non-majors and allied health students. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. Adapted from OpenStax Microbiology, CC BY 4.0. Has an accompanying lab manual.


This is a Canadian created resourceTheRubinLab (CC BY)

This YouTube channel is devoted to microbiology education for post-secondary students and beyond.

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